Teaching

Zearn Math

I have recently discovered a new math program that I’ve been using daily in my classroom. I actually changed up my math instruction entirely to accommodate using the program during math. Instead of using whole-group math instruction, I am doing twenty-minute centers every day. One center is Zearn math on our Chromebooks, one is small-group…… Continue reading Zearn Math

Teaching

Test Prep Gallery Walk

Like any other teacher, testing day strikes fear into my heart. I worry about everything. Did my students really grasp the material, and enough so to prove it to me on the test? Did they sleep well and eat a good breakfast? Will the test give them anxiety and result in poor performance?  You’re probably…… Continue reading Test Prep Gallery Walk

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Here’s the SCOOP on our multiplication!

  My students really needed to kick it into gear on memorizing their multiplication facts. I came up with an incentive that helped them gain the motivation needed to start working on them. I made a deal with my students. Depending on how many facts they completed, that would be the determining factor of what…… Continue reading Here’s the SCOOP on our multiplication!

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Prodigy

While I was a long-term substitute teacher for a third grade classroom in Logan, Utah, I gained so many amazing and useful resources from the teacher I was temporarily replacing for maternity leave. She told me about a math resource, Prodigy, that she used with her students. I had seen the students playing the game…… Continue reading Prodigy